The Mvengian Vision of Anthropological Pauperization
A Path for Philosophical Reflection on Ntu?
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
“Kibangou presents a beautiful synthesis of Engelbert Mveng’s innovative and intensely provocative but valuable sociopolitical philosophy of anthropological pauperization. It is a complex philosophy, but Kibangou does an impressive job of presenting it in a manner that is accessible to the average reader. This book is an important contribution to African philosophy and should be read by anyone interested in philosophical reflections on African politics and society.”
—Paulinus Chukwudi Nweke, University of Jos
“Kibangou presents Engelbert Mveng’s vision of anthropological poverty. For the latter, the drama of Africa is essentially anthropological. It is the loss of oneself, of one’s roots, of one’s identity, with all its consequences, which creates a mal d’être. This poverty has destructured the ntu, the African being. Even if it remains to be completed, Kibangou gives us here a beautiful synthesis of Engelbert Mveng’s theological intuitions.”
—Paulin Poucouta, Catholic Institute of Yaoundé